Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/9/13
Press conferences are strange It’s an open secret that they generally consist of misleading statements, boilerplate talking points and other untruths. That said, they are the only way to assess the stated goals of an organization and its general manager. While it may be a less than credible medium for relaying information, we can take a look at Mike Gillis press conferences to judge whether or not his stated goals translate into trades, signings, and on-ice strategy. Can we trust Mike Gillis press conferences? A good place to start would be…at the start. The introductory press conference. For most casual fans this was their first impression of Mr. Gillis. While he spoke in the stock sports manager parlance, he did seem to be a departure from Dave Nonis because he stated some controversial opinions. Unfortunately for both Gillis and Vancouver Canucks fans, the part of this particular press conference that is most often remembered is also the part that has the least long-term relevanc...
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